To first answer your question specifically I offer them a micro neighborhood or nearest large intersection as an approximate location until I am ready to be more specific. This does away with most thieves or worse who just want to know where to steal from. In addition as far as self protection goes I like to chat a bit first, sometimes on the phone and I feel them out that way to figure out if it is a decent human being that just wants a good deal or ....otherwise. I like to start a chunk higher than my rock bottom price because the nature of the site is to low-ball, it's just part for the course, but if you price properly with room for negotiations you should do ok. No shows will happen, that is why I personally just meet at home or nearby so only my schedule suffers if they dissapear. I also know that if given an offer I either deny it or take it, maybe this is just my experience but if I ask for one more dollar the ghost appears so to speak. The one last thing I now don't do is use the shipping option. I have had one issue in one direction and one in the other direction and unless this normally great website does better and keeps it's guarantees I will stick to local buying and selling. Hope this all helps.
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